Democracy in America has been a series of narrow escapes. We may be running out of luck, and no one is coming to save us. For that, we have only ourselves.
- March 3, 2020Bill talks to psychiatrist and author Robert Jay Lifton about Trump, lies and dueling realities. “It’s a kind of purity of a single authoritarian person who claims to have nobility and claims that he alone and no one else can save the country. And by implication, the world. It’s pure megalomania,” Lifton says.
- August 4, 2019
Richard Rodriguez is a journalist and essayist. His most recent work, DARLING: A SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was published in 2013. The essay collection is a meditation on the Abrahamic religions after 9/11. Over the course of his career, Rodriguez has earned several prizes for his work, including a Peabody Award for essays that he presented on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
- December 13, 2017Conservatism has turned itself into a civic religion and columnist Neal Gabler fears the damages wrought in the Trump era will be permanent and lasting.
- November 27, 2017A new museum in Washington reminds us that the Good Book is subject to interpretation — and abuse.